CARMA DISCRETE MATHEMATICS SEMINAR Speaker: Dr Judy-anne Osborn, CARMA, The University of Newcastle Title: A visual combinatorial interpretation of the Kolakoski density question Location: Room V205, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle Time and Date: 3:00 pm, Wed, 8th Jun 2016 Abstract: The density of 1's in the Kolakoski sequence is conjectured to be 1/2. Proving this is an open problem in number theory. I shall cast the density question as a problem in combinatorics, and give some visualisations which may suggest ways to gain further insight into the conjecture. [Permanent link]